The Community Development Department also provides staff support to the Carroll County Community Development Board of Appeals. The Appeals Board has the power to authorize upon appeal in specific cases such variances from the terms of the zoning ordinance. As long as it will not be contrary to the public interest where, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provisions of this resolution will, in an individual case result in unnecessary hardship. Then the spirit of the ordinance can be observed, public safety and welfare secured, and substantial justice done.
The Community Development Board of Appeals may grant such variance upon a finding that all of the following conditions exist:
There are extraordinary and exceptional conditions pertaining to the particular piece of property in question because of its size, shape, or topography.
The application of the resolution to the particular piece of property would create an unnecessary hardship.
Such conditions are peculiar to the particular piece of property involved.
Relief, if granted, would not cause a substantial detriment to the public good or impair the purposes and intent of this resolution.